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    Are the plans available in English? and is this plane all wood construction?

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    The water cooling solution looks interesting.
    However considering the cruise speed of the plane it doesnt seem to be very efficient.

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    Any opinions on the drag of this arrangement?

    Any idea on where to inclued a removable fan into this concept?

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    I don't know what it will do for drag but having the radiator in the cabin will require some pretty good insulation to avoid cooking the occupants, plus it's exhausting right onto the canopy so I guess you've got a pretty good canopy deicer but still it seems to me that it would add more heat right back into the cabin. Don't know enough to comment on the aerodynamics.

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    It's a good looking airplane. As most of the information isn't in English, it's hard for me figure out the load limits they've designed for, how builders are coming along, etc. The company estimates 3000 hours of build time, which is higher than many plans-built acft, but this is probably a case of "increased honesty" rather than "increased build difficulty".

    The diesel motor would be an interesting option, (biggest advantage IMO: crash safety), but working on this French car engine in the US would be a lonely struggle. Maybe a BMW 1200? Large VW?

    GlassVampie--you out there? Are you still translating? Are plans really for sale? Any signs of a builder's forum in English for us poor, lazy souls stranded with just a single language?

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    I don't know what it will do for drag but having the radiator in the cabin will require some pretty good insulation to avoid cooking the occupants,

    Cooked occupants is a relatively minor problem. The reason I don't like having coolant lines in the cockpit is due to my experiences having automotive heater cores leak. Failure can be quite quick and the resulting mess on the windscreen is enough of a hazard on the road. I'd not want to experience the same thin in the air.
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    Re: US Gazaile 2 builders?

    Just got a note in, the plans are not in english

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Wings View Post
    I don't know what it will do for drag but having the radiator in the cabin will require some pretty good insulation to avoid cooking the occupants,

    Cooked occupants is a relatively minor problem. The reason I don't like having coolant lines in the cockpit is due to my experiences having automotive heater cores leak. Failure can be quite quick and the resulting mess on the windscreen is enough of a hazard on the road. I'd not want to experience the same thin in the air.
    Forgot about that. Even if the coolant doesn't make it onto the windscreen it's nasty to breathe and it can really fog up the inside of the canopy really badly. We had a minivan that had the heater core leak and I got a headache every time I rode in it till it was fixed and like I said the windows fogged over and the defroster couldn't really clear it off.

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    Re: US Gazaile 2 builders?

    Here's a specs page translated into English


    I'm a little surprised that, at 75% power, the 80HP acft could cruise at 140 kts (260 km/hr) ("Plane" version, non ULM). It looks to be a "clean" aircraft overall, but those slotted flaperons look "draggy" to me. But if they've measured it, that's surely more credible than my unprofessional eyeball estimates.

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    Re: US Gazaile 2 builders?

    Hello Vigilant1
    75% power 80hp......140 kts??

    its posible 140kts with 80hp, a similar aircrat with this speed is Dyn'Aero MCR01 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    and the diesel engine, this record.
    Blanc 01
    1400 km, and only 51 liters of diesel. (cruise 188 km/h). Cost, 58 euros, for 7.30 hours of flight.

    saludos

    Sol y nubes. Construccion del avion Gazaile 2

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    Re: US Gazaile 2 builders?

    Sol....what engine is that that cruise for 188 km/h with 7.30 flight?

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    Re: US Gazaile 2 builders?

    engine, citroen ax diesel 1.4, 55 hp

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    Blanc 01

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    http://www.solynubes.es/alfa/videos/

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    woww! I would love to know more about this engine, you've got any link to the engine?

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    Re: US Gazaile 2 builders?

    I just use google translation to translate the page but i wouldn't know if there is any manual to help in converting the engine or there is a company doing the conversion?

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    Re: US Gazaile 2 builders?

    the engine is a car

    CitroŽn AX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    No company convert this engine.

    Only in the plans of Gazaile, there are instruccions.

    If you have knowledge of mechanics or mechanic friend, it's easy, and visit the websites of the builders gazaile.....

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